Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is mainly characterized by chronic pain and affects around 20 percent of people around the world. And more than 80% of these are women. Excessive parasympathetic stimulation from the active contraction of the large intestine triggers IBS.
Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and flatulence. Sufferers may experience other IBS symptoms, such as pain in both the left and right sides of the abdomen. Unfortunately for those afflicted, there’s no immediate, all-encompassing irritable bowel syndrome cure.
IBS is “psychosomatic” or “functional.” It means that, in a way, it’s all in your head. Sounds unbelievable, right? So to experience IBS pain relief, you have to start in reducing your stress. Then after that, make healthy changes in your diet and even take supplements for bowel problems.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment
IBS Chinese medicine is one of the most commonly used treatments for this illness. These treatments may involve the use of herbs as well as techniques. IBS treatment may also consist of IBS diet and the use of conventional medicine. But according to experts, when it comes to managing irritable bowel syndrome, natural treatment is often a better choice.
Herbs for irritable bowel syndrome can be used as treatment. Lemon balm, wild yam, ginger, licorice, and fennel are some examples of IBS treatment natural herbs. But if you do some research, you’ll realize that there are limitations on how you can use them. Therefore, Chinese herbs for IBS may be effective, but they’re best used alongside another traditional healing art.
Acupuncture is arguably the best of these traditional healing practices. It is drug-free and safe, yet sufficiently potent. It balances the vital flow of energy in the body, also known as the chi. This energy travels through body channels called “meridians,” which are connected to different organs. Can acupuncture help IBS? With its proven healing effect on the body, it definitely can.
Acupuncture for IBS strengthens the flow of “chi” and removes the obstruction in meridians by inserting flexible thin needles through the skin. The IBS pain decreases as the needles stimulate the electromagnetic signals within the body.
IBS acupuncture points include mostly the liver and gallbladder channels. They strengthen the spleen, reduce stress on the liver, and enhance motility in the abdomen. Still, depending on your specific condition, other meridians may need to be worked on. For example, acupuncture for constipation is not the same as the acupuncture for diarrhea because they have different channels.
Experts in the field of Chinese healing arts have proven firsthand that acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome is effective. Though there are people who remain skeptical of this therapeutic approach, many have already experienced IBS relief through it. The World Health Organization (WHO) also recognizes the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of more than 40 illnesses, including IBS.
Master acupuncturist, Dr. Xie Yin welcomes everyone to Yin’s Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic located in Frisco TX. Call now to book an appointment or to learn more about acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome.
Can acupuncture help IBS? Yes, but as you would expect, only true masters of this healing art can provide topnotch IBS support.